SOUL TRAIN 1978 by Herc

By 1978, the music, fashion and cultural juggernaut known as Soul Train had been on the air for seven seasons and had featured more than 300 musical guests on its stage, at least 150 Soul Train lines on the dance floor and no less than 5 different theme songs along the way (as heard in the video above), including my favorite, MFSB’s “TSOP” with vocals from The Three Degrees, used from 1973-1975: I’ve been on the Soul Train stage and hadRead more

FLASHBACK: B-100’s Top 100 Hits of 1977 (part two)

By HERC, who Bobby has officially appointed to the newly added staff position of ‘B100.fm Chief Intern and All-Powerful Jedi Helper Guy’ Back at the end of July 2017, my wife read an article online about her favorite local radio disc jockey, Bobby Rich (that’s him above giving the thumbs up). The article said that he had retired in February but he was keeping busy running the internet station he started as a hobby in 2011. Curious about his internet station – Bobby’sRead more

FLASHBACK: B-100’s Top 100 Hits of 1977 (part one)

Since it first signed on in September 1959, KFMB-FM had featured beautiful music but by 1975 they were dead last in the three-way ratings race among beautiful music stations in San Diego. KFMB’s General Manager, Paul Palmer, sought a format change in March 1975 and consulted KFMB-AM Program Director, Bobby Rich. When Paul asked me what I thought we should do with it I said “Rock that turkey and go for the KCBQ audience.” He admitted that was what he hadRead more